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Gov. Palin: Watch FOX News Benghazi Special Tonight

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 29, 2013

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page this afternoon:

Sarah Palin · 3,552,975 like this
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If you missed this Fox News special on Benghazi, please tune in when it airs again this weekend. You’ll see how over 200 years of U.S. military ethos and honor was abandoned for political gain during Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign when the Obama administration left these brave Americans to die in Benghazi.
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She linked to this preview at FOX News [Insider] of the Benghazi special that will air at 10 PM EST tonight

In Fox News Reporting – Benghazi: The Truth Behind the  Smokescreen, Bret Baier will provide a  comprehensive look at all of the new developments in the story, including the  fact that just last week, four more subpoenas were issued for officials at the  State Department.

The special will also include the first-ever interview with the filmmaker  who made the anti-Muslim film wrongly placed at the heart of the Benghazi  narrative by the Obama administration.

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View the preview video here.

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Gov. Palin on ANHQ: Amnesty bill is an absolute betrayal of the will of the people and the rule of law

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 29, 2013


Video retrieved from sarahnettoo.

Governor Palin talked with Uma Pemmaraju on ANHQ today at noon.  Asked why she thought Republicans caved in by passing the Senate amnesty bill, Governor Palin said that she thought the Republicans and Democrats who caved in to Obama’s wishes to legalize illegal aliens showed lack of principle and of respect for the rule of law.  She said,  “This was an absolute betrayal of working class Americans who do respect the rule of law and legal immigrants who have come here and stood in line and paid their dues, if you will, and become new Americans.”

Governor Palin said that the bill was rushed through and does not solve any of the problems with illegal immigration and is an “absolute betrayal of the will of the people and the rule of law.”  She said that there will be problems with the amnesty bill just as there have been with Obamacare, which was also rushed through without being read by most of those who voted on it, and that that is quite unfortunate.

Asked what she thought of Obama’s response this week over concerns about Snowden that he was “in no rush to pick up what he described as simply a hacker,”  Governor Palin said that the problem is that the government has lied to us and it took Snowden to disclose that they are spying on our communications.  However, she said, “if he has violated the law, he needs to get back here and answer to the rule of law, because we are still a nation that respects the rule of law, right?  Even though the Amnesty Bill just thwarted all of that.”  She said Obama’s choosing to “lead from behind” on this issue just reflects the Community Organizer in Obama,  a lackadaisical attitude that he doesn’t have to take responsibilty.  His resume, she said, proves that he hasn’t had to take responsibility for much over the years.

In answer to viewer Josh Page’s question whether she and Mark Levin would be “willing to build a Freedom Party if the GOP continues to ignore conservatives,” she said that she loved the name “Freedom Party,” and “if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and of Reagan” that more and more may choose not to be enlisted in either the Democrat or Republican private majority parties.  “No one forces us to be enlisted in either party.”

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Gov. Palin: Hope Rubio’s call from Obama was worth 30 pieces of silver

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 28, 2013

Governor Palin tweeted this a few minutes ago:

h/tp @PalinUndefeated

She linked to this article:

Obama Calls Rubio to Congratulate Him on Immigration Reform


by  Breitbart News   28 Jun 2013, 1:59 PM PDT

On Friday, President Obama took time out from his trip to Africa to call members of Senate’s so-called “Gang of Eight,” including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), to congratulate them on the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate on Thursday in a 68-32 vote.

Obama was unable to actually reach Rubio. Obama also called Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to push him to take up the Senate’s immigration reform package.

Read more.

Rubio’s goose is cooked. Choices have consequences.

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(Updated) Gov. Palin: Senate Amnesty Bill Is a Betrayal of Working Class Americans of Every Ethnicity

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 28, 2013

UPDATE: 

Governor Palin posted this comment and photo about an hour after her related Facebook post below.

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Great job, GOP establishment…

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page just now:

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Please take a look at the article linked below to understand how the amnesty bill the Senate passed yesterday is a sad betrayal of working class Americans of every ethnicity who will see their wages lowered and their upward mobility lowered too. And yet we still do not have a secured border. This Senate-approved amnesty bill rewards lawbreakers and won’t solve any problems – as the CBO report notes that millions of more illegal immigrants will continue to flood the U.S. in coming years.
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Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so often speak. It’s depressing to consider that the House of Representatives is threatening to pass some version of this nonsensical bill in the coming weeks.
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Once again, I’ll point out the obvious to you: it was the loss of working class voters in swing states that cost us the 2012 election, not the Hispanic vote. Legal immigrants respect the rule of law and can see how self-centered a politician must be to fill this amnesty bill with favors, earmarks, and crony capitalists’ pork, and call it good. You disrespect Hispanics with your assumption that they desire ignoring the rule of law.
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Folks like me are barely hanging on to our enlistment papers in any political party – and it’s precisely because flip-flopping political actions like amnesty force us to ask how much more bull from both the elephants in the Republican Party and the jackasses in the Democrat Party we have to swallow before these political machines totally abandon the average commonsense hardworking American. Now we turn to watch the House. If they bless this new “bi-partisan” hyper-partisan devastating plan for amnesty, we’ll know that both private political parties have finally turned their backs on us. It will then be time to show our parties’ hierarchies what we think of being members of either one of these out-of-touch, arrogant, and dysfunctional political machines.
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This is the article at Breitbart.com by Stephen Bannon and Tony Lee that Governor Palin linked to.

Palin: Immigration Bill Targets American Workers

by    Stephen K. Bannon & Tony Lee27 Jun 2013

On Sunday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin denounced the Senate’s immigration bill in an exclusive opinion piece for Breitbart News. One week before that, though, Palin laid out a promise and a warning to her own party in a speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. She said Americans do not deserve the exceptional country its founding fathers left them if they do not keep faith with the working class. And she said that that faith would be lost if the the Gang of Eight’s bill, passed by the Senate on Thursday, became law.

Her words are especially important as the immigration fight heads to the House, where Republican leaders have signaled they want “action” even if they do not take up the Senate bill.

At the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Palin said the voices of those in America’s working class “can reach millions of other patriots of all races, color, and creed who also value the dignity and opportunity of freedom.”

“They are the brave, having kept faith with everything we love about this land of the free,” Palin said. “And we will have no hope of reclaiming this country and we will deserve it even less if we fail to keep faith with them.”

Palin warned, “That is the message our leaders, especially those leaders in the GOP, need to understand…You do not marginalize, you do not discredit and dismiss everyday, average hard-working Americans.”

Not even 24 hours after Palin spoke, Ryan Lizza, a reporter for the liberal New Yorker magazine, revealed on June 16 that staff for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the leading face behind the push for “comprehensive immigration reform,” denigrated American workers, adopting the mentality of the donors and chamber of commerce fervently backing the immigration bill.

As Breitbart News wrote, two members of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) staff disparaged American workers to Lizza, telling him there are American workers who “just can’t cut it” across “every sector.” Days later, a devastating Congressional Budget Office report concluded that the Senate’s immigration bill would lower wages and raise the unemployment rate in an economy that is nowhere near healthy.

On Tuesday, Palin fired back, specifically mentioning to Breitbart News that she would like to see Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) primaried for turning their back on voters and supporting the Senate’s amnesty bill even though they promised they would put border security before amnesty while campaigning in 2010.

“Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill,” Palin told Breitbart News. “Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is ‘entitled’ to anything.”

She continued, “Rigorous debate in competitive primaries allows candidates the opportunity to explain their flip-flops. So think of contested primaries as a win-win for politicians and their voters.”

“Every politician should be held accountable for breaking their campaign promises,” Palin said to John Gibson on Fox News radio on Tuesday. “They turned their back on the American public, so why should they not be held accountable?”

Palin is leading the charge on immigration, but she is not alone. Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has unmasked the motives of those behind the immigration bill last week, denouncing the “big money” donors, consultants, and the crony capitalists who just want an unending supply of cheap labor and do not care about America’s working class.

“I think a number of elected Republicans are taking a look at their donors, and are listening to their consultants, and they are seeing that people that are donating big amounts of money to them want amnesty,” Limbaugh said, adding, “there is a growing phenomenon in this country of crony capitalism taking place.”
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Last Friday, a panelist on Fox News’s Hannity’s panel of black conservatives, which included Sirius XM Patriot’s David Webb and Breitbart’s Sonnie Johnson, emphasized that the Senate’s immigration bill would have a “detrimental impact” on black Americans.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), one of the most critical opponents of the immigration bill, noted that the bill would hurt working class Hispanics in addition to all working class Americans and the “poorest among us.” Sessions noted that according to the CBO report, the bill would have a devastating impact on wages of Americans looking for job security, and it would raise the unemployment rate while only solving 25% of the illegal immigration problem. He posited that between 30 million and 50 million workers will be added to the labor force in the next ten years, completely destroying the possibility of upward mobility of working class Americans of all backgrounds. Yet, Republican senators like Murkowski (R-AK), Rubio (R-FL), Ayotte (R-NH), McCain (R-AZ), and Graham (R-SC) voted for the final bill.

“Why would any Member of Congress want to vote for a bill at a time of high unemployment, falling wages?” Sessions asked on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday.

The answer, as Palin emphasized, is because leadership in Washington, D.C. has morphed into a permanent political class that puts its own well-being and prerogatives first. At the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, Palin denounced the current spate of Washington scandals as being part of a greater disease. She said neither party was immune because the “good ol’ boys in leadership on both sides of the aisle” perpetuate the problem.

Palin spoke about a government that “has grown so arrogant it thinks we work for it instead of it working for us.” And she denounced those in the permanent political class who have “religious faith in government and elitist disdain for the rights of We the People.”

Palin spoke glowingly of America’s working people: “I’ve met them. Been in their homes. They’ve been in mine,” Palin said at the conference. “I’ve served them moose chili and blueberry pie. They are the rock upon which we will build this new majority.”

As the documentary film “The Undefeated” chronicled, Palin has always been a citizen-politician, having started out in politics by running for city council, then becoming a mayor of her home town before being appointed as the chair of the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, where she earned the respect of ordinary Alaskans by blowing the whistle on corruption in her own party. She then ultimately became Alaska’s reform-minded governor—after rocking the Alaska Republican political establishment in 2006 by defeating the incumbent Republican governor and former Alaska senator Frank Murkowski in the primary.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee reminded Republicans on Sunday in her Breitbart News piece that these working class Americans are the voters who, despite their dislike of Obama, sat out the 2012 election because they did not think Mitt Romney was one of them or would fight for them.

“These would be the same blue-collar working class voters of every ethnicity who chose to sit home in 2012 instead of turning out to vote in the swing states we needed to carry in order to stop Barack Obama’s promised ‘fundamental transformation’ of America,” Palin wrote. “I note this just as a helpful reminder to those who believe the hyperventilated new hype claiming that conservatives need to support this bill in order to win future elections. That’s 100% wrong.”

She’s right. As Byron York of the Washington Examiner noted, Romney would not have won the election even if he had won a mind-boggling 70% of the Hispanic vote (Obama won 71% of the Hispanic vote in 2012).

Yet, had 389,821 more working class voters in four states (149,298 in Virginia, 74,309 in Florida, 166,214 in Ohio and 39,643 in New Hampshire) turned out for Romney, he would have defeated Obama with 270 electoral votes to Obama’s 268.

Further, a May 2013 Center for Immigration Studies report found that, based on newly-released Census data, 4.7 million fewer whites–4.2 million of whom lacked a college education–voted in 2012 than in 2004.

“As Republicans think about how they can expand their voter base, the new data suggest that one of their biggest problems in the last presidential election was that so many less-educated whites sat home,” said Steven Camarota, the Center’s Director of Research and author of the report. “These voters, who have been hard hit by the recession, have traditionally supported Republicans. It seems likely that by supporting the Schumer-Rubio amnesty, GOP legislators would further alienate these voters.”

The study found that had Romney increased his share of the white vote by just three percentage points (59% to 62%), he would have won the popular vote.

For Republicans to win back the majority and the presidency, they need to win the so-called Reagan Democrats and a new generation of working class minorities who will have to become Reagan Democrats 2.0. They need to win over the father who got laid off from his manufacturing job and has a child who did everything society said to do–go to college, get a degree, find a decent-paying job in the technology industry–and now may meet the same fate his father did when the labor market is flooded with an influx of cheap immigrant labor brought to do jobs Americans supposedly do not want to do.

These Americans that the immigration bill most adversely impacts make up the backbone of this country and see in Washington a permanent political class who are against them and think they “can’t cut it.” They see in Palin, though, someone who fights for them because she simply “gets” it–and them.

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(Updated) Gov. Palin: What is a radical leader with ties to terror doing in our White House?

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 27, 2013

Governor Palin tweeted this yesterday.

And followed up with this:

She linked to this article at FoxNews.com.

WHITE HOUSE GUEST: Muslim Scholar With Radical Ties Visits DC

Jun 26, 2013 3:02 PM EDT

A Muslim scholar whose group supports Hamas, who has urged the U.N. to criminalize blasphemy and who is the deputy of an Egyptian cleric banned from the U.S. over his radical statements was able to secure a visit at the White House earlier this month.

A report from The Investigative Project on Terrorism uncovered a statement on the website of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah claiming he met June 13 with Obama administration officials in Washington.

Bin Bayyah is vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a group founded by Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi — a Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.

While Bin Bayyah secured a visit, he and his group also have a history of questionable positions, IPT reports.

A 2009 fatwa from the group barred “all forms of normalization” with Israel. Bin Bayyah also got behind a campaign to pressure the U.N. to pass a resolution criminalizing blasphemy. IPT also found Bin Bayyah was vice president at the organization when they issued a 2004 fatwa saying that resisting U.S. troops in Iraq is a “duty” for Muslims — effectively allowing the killing of Americans.

On his website, as first reported by IPT, Bin Bayyah said the Obama administration requested the meeting.

He quoted National Security Council official Gayle Smith as saying: “We asked for this meeting to learn from you and we need to be looking for new mechanisms to communicate with you and the Association of Muslim Scholars.”

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Michelle Malkin has more (h/t Jews for Sarah).

Obama Courts Jihad Apologists

Muslim Brotherhood figures show up in the White House visitor logs.

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Forget Paula Deen. There are far more dangerous bigots and poisonous haters spoiling the American landscape. They cook up violent rhetoric and murderous plots against our troops, our citizens, and our allies 24/7. And they have direct access to the White House.

Earlier this week, the indefatigable Investigative Project on Terrorism blew the whistle on the Obama administration’s latest flirtation with Muslim jihad. Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah bragged on his website that he had met with Team Obama on June 13. IPT reported that bin Bayyah was invited by National Security Council official Gayle Smith “to learn from you and we need to be looking for new mechanisms to communicate with you and the Association of Muslim Scholars.”

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Bin Bayyah’s moderate-Muslim costume shouldn’t fool anyone. This sharia thug, who has worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to boost his progressive-friendly cred, lobbied the United Nations to outlaw all mockery and criticism of Allah. He raised money to benefit the terror group Hamas. He is a top lieutenant of Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf Qaradawi, who exhorts followers to kill every last Jew; sanctioned suicide bombings and the killing of our soldiers; expressed support for executing apostates and stoning gays; and declared that the “U.S. is an enemy of Islam that has already declared war on Islam under the disguise of war on terrorism and provides Israel with unlimited support.”

As jihad watchdogs have reported, the administration has rolled out the red carpet for dozens of Muslim Brotherhood officers, flacks, and sympathizers. IPT noted last year: “White House visitor logs show that top U.S. policymakers are soliciting and receiving advice from people who, at best, view the war on terrorism as an unchecked war on Muslims. These persons’ perspectives and preferred policies handcuff law enforcement and weaken our resolve when it comes to confronting terrorism.”

No kidding. Another Qaradawi cheerleader, Hisham al-Talib, was welcomed last spring at the White House by Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. As I reported previously, al-Talib is an Iraqi-born Muslim identified by the FBI as a Muslim Brotherhood operative and a major contributor to the left-wing Center for Constitutional Rights, the group of jihadi-sympathizing lawyers who helped spring suspected Benghazi terror plotter Abu Sufian.

Al-Talib is also a founding member of the SAAR Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). FBI and Customs officials believe SAAR/SAFA laundered money for a plethora of violent Muslim terrorist groups, from Hamas and Hezbollah to al-Qaida and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Investigative journalist Patrick Poole reported recently that the Obama DOJ dropped planned prosecutions of IIIT leaders including al-Talib, even though they had been “targeted and repeatedly named in the 2003 U.S. Customs Service search warrant application by Customs Agent David Kane targeting the SAAR Foundation/SAFA Group terror finance network.”

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Even better: Let’s take a page from Kanye West and project the names of all the Ikhwan-linked goons who are allowed to darken the White House doorstep onto the side of the Old Executive Office Building for all to see — along with their most infamous hate videos and fatwas against Jews, infidels, gays, women, and U.S. soldiers. No more play dates with Muslim jihad behind closed doors. Light ’em up.
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Read more.  Malkin has also posted this article on her website here and included links to background information.

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Gov. Palin: Let’s show our troops the generous heart of a grateful nation

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 27, 2013

Posted on Governor Palin’s page this afternoon:

Sarah Palin · 3,553,245 like this
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The annual Troopathon event is broadcasting live today from the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California. Today, I’m in a remote area in Alaska (in Illiamna in Bristol Bay) and heading back in Todd’s float plane to do an interview for Hannity’s show on Fox in a few hours from our house. But I’m with friends at Troopathon in spirit from the far North and offer my support to this worthy cause.
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Troopathon is a wonderful way to show support for our brave men and women in uniform by sending care packages to our troops in combat zones. They’re willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for us. So Troopathon is the very least a grateful nation can do for them. This is just one small way for us to show them the love and appreciation they deserve.
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All it takes is a simple care package with a personalized note of thanks to show them that they aren’t forgotten. Imagine if you were deployed halfway around the world, not having seen your parents, husband, wife, son or daughter in months. You’re tired, sweaty, and probably somewhat lonely. And then out of the blue you are handed a care package with a sincere note of appreciation from an American back home. What a difference that little gesture makes!
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Please tune in today from 1-8pm to watch Troopathon (watch online at breitbart.com).
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You can find out how to send a care package by going to troopathon.org or calling 866-866-6372.
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Let’s show our brave troops the generous heart of a grateful nation.
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Watch Troopathon live here.
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Care packages for the troops can be ordered here.
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This e-mail entitled “Sarah Palin did a great thing today” that I received this afternoon has additonal information.
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Right now as you read this note, the historic 7-hour Troop-A-Thon pro-troop telethon is taking place.  Many patriotic Americans have stepped forward to support this effort to send the largest shipment of care packages to U.S. Troops serving overseas in history.

One such patriot, Sarah Palin, took to Facebook today to urge her supporters to please support Troop-A-Thon by sponsoring a care package for the tens of thousands of troops still serving in Afghanistan.  Here’s an excerpt from her post on Facebook:

You can join Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, John Bolton, Mike Huckabee, Dennis Miller and others who are helping make Troop-A-Thon a success by sponsoring a care pacakage.  Your care package will include a personal note from you to our troops serving overseas.  To sponsor a care package – CLICK HERE.

And please, take a few moments to enjoy the fantastic Troop-A-Thon live 7-hour telethon online.  To watch this historic broadcast – CLICK HERE.

Thank you for helping us honor these wonderful American patriots who serve and sacrifice for our American freedoms.

Paid for and authorized by Conservative Campaign Committee.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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Gov. Palin: Thank God for charitable people who serve those facing seemingly insurmountable challenges

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 26, 2013

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page yesterday:

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Take a look at this video from Greta van Susteren about Sudan. We need to appreciate faith-based private charities like Samaritan’s Purse that offer hope. They continue to engage in tough, thankless tasks to provide for those who face seemingly insurmountable challenges. Thank God for these charitable people who have such big hearts to serve, and remember we can all help by contributing time and money to worthy private organizations that successfully help mankind.
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This is the video she linked to. The Samaritan’s Purse work is shown toward the end of the video. Note the vast improvement in the health and living conditions of the refugees being served by Samaritan’s Purse.

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Video retrieved from  SamaritansPurseVideo

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Gov. Palin Rebuffs Plouffe’s Adulation of Obama

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 26, 2013

Tweeted by Governor Palin yesterday:

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Governor Palin: It is a bizarrely run Republic under Barack Obama today

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 26, 2013

Video retrieved from sarahnettoo (h/tp Josh Painter)

Governor Palin talked to John Gibson on Tuesday about a number of topics.  She decried the Obama administration’s war on coal, citing the increases in the costs of electricity.  She called out Rubio and Ayotte, whom she had formerly endorsed, for flip-flopping on their campaign promises concerning amnesty and securing the border.  Her suggestions for securing the border including privatizing federal lands along the border and giving pasture grants to border states so they could build border fences.

Asked about Edward Snowden, she said that he told the truth and that the government lied.  She said that Putin gave Obama the middle finger and that it is ironic that the leader of an “unfree” nation would declare Snowden a free man.   She said that Snowden was not the problem – that the real problem here was the violation of Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights by the searches and seizures of private individual communications. She said that it is Orwellian that in this situation Snowden is the bad guy and the government bureaucrats involved are the heroes.  However, she said that we are governed by the rule of law and that people need to follow the law.  “Otherwise it’s chaos and it’s a very bizarre run Republic as we’re seeing today under Barack Obama, by the way.  It is a bizarrely run Republic.”  Her opinion was that both Snowden and the NSA officials who lied to Congress should be held accountable for breaking the law.

She also talked to Breitbart News, as Tony Lee reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Palin Throws Down Gauntlet on Primary Challenges to Rubio, Ayotte

 
 

 by  Tony Lee  25 Jun 2013
 

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has the most influence among conservative voters in Republican primaries, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should be primaried for their support of the Senate’s immigration bill.

“Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill,” Palin told Breitbart News. “Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is ‘entitled’ to anything.”

She continued, “Rigorous debate in competitive primaries allows candidates the opportunity to explain their flip-flops. So think of contested primaries as a win-win for politicians and their voters.”

Palin responded to Breitbart News’s request for comment about an interview she did earlier on Tuesday with John Gibson on Fox News radio in which she said Rubio and Ayotte “turned their back” on voters and should be primaried to be held accountable. Rubio and Ayotte will be up for reelection in 2016.

“Every politician should be held accountable for breaking their campaign promises,” Palin said during an interview on the “John Gibson Radio Show” on Fox News radio. “They turned their back on the American public, so why should they not be held accountable?”

Palin said Rubio had promised that “border security would come first,” and he would not support “legalization of illegal immigrants” and “amnesty” before border security while running in the Florida Republican Senate primary against Charlie Crist in 2010. She said Ayotte, whom she endorsed, had on her campaign website in 2010 that there were “no excuses” not to secure the border and also said she would not support amnesty.

“I think that they should be challenged. I don’t have a problem with heated debates and contested primaries where they have to answer to constituents regarding their flip-flopping on such a fundamental position as amnesty for illegal immigrants,” she told Gibson. “I don’t have a problem at all with contested primaries. In fact, competition makes us all better and makes us be held accountable and I’d like to see them held accountable and answer as to why it is that they flip-flopped.”

Palin also told Gibson that she had said “nice things” about Rubio before he “reneged on his promise” on the bill because she thought he was “an honest politician.” She remarked, “honest politician” is too often an oxymoron.

“Marco Rubio has blatantly flip-flopped on his position on immigration, on amnesty, and border security,” Palin said to Gibson, before noting the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill he orchestrated would reward law breakers and give President Barack Obama “a victory in his mission to fundamentally transform America economically.”

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Palin, to Gibson, said Ayotte’s and Rubio’s failure to live up to their campaign promises “gives us more reasons not to trust politicians, not to trust our government, unfortunately.”

“This is a scary place for our republic to be,” she said.

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Gov. Palin: Public needs to seek truth about Obama’s proposed energy mandate

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 25, 2013

Governor Palin tweeted this early this morning:

She was referring to Obama’s upcoming speech at Georgetown University in which he plans to lay out his agenda for combatting climate change.  Governor Palin and others see it for what it is – a plan to weaken our country even further through burdensome regulations.

FoxNews.com reports:

President Obama will announce Tuesday he is planning to sidestep Congress to  implement a national plan to combat climate change that will include the  first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power  plants, despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy  producers.

In a speech at Georgetown University Tuesday, Obama will announce he’s  issuing a presidential memorandum to implement the regulations, meaning none of  the steps involved in the plan will require congressional approval.

In addition, Obama will say he is directing his administration to allow  enough renewables on public lands to power 6 million homes by 2020, effectively  doubling the capacity from solar, wind and geothermal projects on federal  property.

Obama also was to announce $8 billion in federal loan guarantees to spur  investment in technologies that can keep carbon dioxide produced by power plants  from being released into the atmosphere.

In taking action on his own, Obama is also signaling he will no longer wait  for lawmakers to act on climate change, and instead will seek ways to work  around them.

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However, critics say that Obama’s changes will create more problems for  America’s coal industry.

“This proposal will buttress an EPA proposed rule issued last year for new  power plants that will essentially ban coal’s use in the future,” Tom Borelli, a  senior fellow at FreedomWorks, told FoxNews.com.

Forty percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, and one-third of greenhouse  gases overall, come from electric power plants, according to the U.S. Energy  Information Administration, the Energy Department’s statistical agency.

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The poor prospects for getting any major climate legislation through a  Republican-controlled House were on display last week when Speaker John Boehner  responded to the prospect that Obama would put forth controls on existing power  plants by deeming the idea “absolutely crazy.”

“Why would you want to increase the cost of energy and kill more American  jobs?” said Boehner, R-Ohio, echoing the warnings of some industry groups.
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Derek Hunter at Breitbart.com had this to say previously about the effect of Obama’s energy regulations on the price of electricity:

Electricity Bills Are About to ‘Necessarily Skyrocket’

by            Derek Hunter9 Jun 2012

In January of 2008, then Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama, talking about his energy plan, told the San Francisco Chronicle, “When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal…under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket…” He wasn’t kidding.

While he was talking about his cap and trade plan, something that went nowhere in Congress, even when Democrats controlled it with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, his objective of changing how we generate electricity hasn’t changed. Neither has his lack of concern for the cost to consumers.

President Obama hates coal because he has deemed it too “dirty.” It’s also the largest generator of electricity in this country. Were there a cheaper, easier (and even cleaner) source of electricity generation, the market would have embraced it because that’s how markets work. But there isn’t, at least not yet.

But rather than allow the market to work, something new to be developed, the President seeks to force it, to steer it where he wants it to go. It’s something politicians have tried to do since there was a market to steer, and something they’ve failed to do successfully since their first try (Great Leap Forward anyone?).

President Obama wants to steer electricity generation away from coal to natural gas. The only problem with that is our system is set up for coal, coal is abundant, and coal is easier to get. While the market may naturally gravitate to natural gas as it becomes easier to get through fracking – something the Left has demonized and is fighting – we’re not there yet.

Just like the public and humiliating failures of subsidized solar companies like Solyndra and so many others, the technology may be there, but simply existing doesn’t make it practical. Neither does willing it to be.

The automobile existed for years before it took over from trains and streetcars as the dominant mode of transportation, not because it didn’t work, but because it took until Henry Ford found a way to make them affordable. The government didn’t force it, the market did.

President Obama, through the power of regulation, is seeking to force the electricity generation market in a direction it simply isn’t ready to go. And consumers will be the ones who suffer.

Coal fueled electricity generating plants can’t just flip a switch and use natural gas.  Changing them over is time consuming and, most importantly to consumers, very expensive. The cost of doing so will not be eaten by these electric companies; it will be passed on to consumers. And, as President Obama said, the electric bills of those consumers will “necessarily skyrocket.”

This isn’t just hyperbole. A survey of electricity executive indicates 90 percent of them expect the costs of moving away from coal power plants to lead to higher electricity bills for consumers. More than half of the survey respondents predict at least a 10 percent increase.

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But don’t expect this White House to care. They have no reason to. These price spikes are a few years away and will come long after President Obama will face voters for the last time. He’ll either be a President in his last term or a former President, neither of which carry accountability.

The accountability must come now, before it’s too late.

Congress can move against the President’s plans to regulate existing and new power coal power plants, but that is unlikely with the Senate being controlled by Democrats. It would also require him not to veto any action Congress takes, which won’t happen either. So right now, this is the future we’re facing.

Since legislative action or a regulatory change of course are unlikely, voter education is the only hope. The promise of “green energy” sounds great, but it’s just sounds at this point. We may get to the point where we can generate the electricity we need through sheer force of will or some other way the global warming true believers support, but that will have to come the way every important innovation in all areas of the economy have come – through the market finding a profitable way to meet consumer demand.  We aren’t there yet.

Until we get there, coal is still the best, most efficient,and most affordable source of the electricity we need. All the regulations and wishes in the world won’t change that fact, only the market can.
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UPDATE:

John Nolte added this later today:

After 15 years of no increase in global temperatures — which decimates a huge majority of Climate Change models — our anti-science president took to the stump today for what was promised as a major speech on what he was going to do by executive fiat to save the world. Of all three cable news networks, though, it was his own peanut gallery at MSNBC who bailed first, broadcasting only 41 seconds of the speech.

Fox News gave the president nearly five minutes. CNN covered the event for about eight minutes.

The Weather Channel was there for the full 49 minutes.

Between NSA leaker Edward Snowden, today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, and the ongoing George Zimmerman trial, President Obama can’t even get a minute’s worth of love from his PR firm over at NBC News.
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